DC9004925 - Exterior (General)

This house is located at 2849 Mcgill Terrace, Northwest. The listing says:

“Totally restored w/ 3-story addition, brick stunner on one of the most coveted streets in the District. No Detail Overlooked. Principal Rms of Grand Scale for formal entertaining & comfortable family living. Luxurious Owner Ste w/ 5 additional BR 3 en-suite. LL Family room, aupair w/sep entr Gar.+10 car parking Large 11,500 SF lot w/ rear garden & terrace that walks out from Living to pool.”

You can see more photos here.

This 6 bed/7.5 bath is going for $4,500,000.

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This house palace is located at 2740 32nd Street Northwest.

The listing says:

“Exceptional Offering of Prewar Manor Style Residence which underwent a stunning expansion and restoration in 2004. Elegant 6,500 SF Floor plan includes a glass conservatory gourmet Kitchen overlooking panoramic vistas of Normanstone Park, banquet-sized Din Rm, formal Living Rm, Library, extensive terraced areas, and whirlpool-style pool. Lower Level Media Rm. 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bas.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 5 bed/5.5 bath is going for $8,450,000.

2732 34th Street Northwest

And right around the corner is this one at 2732 34th Street Northwest.

The listing says:

“Grand & Elegant mansion w/ European flair in prime location!! Embassy row!! Grand foyer w/ sweeping staircase!! Formal entertaining spaces w/exquisite architectural details!! Dramatic 2 story Living R., Mahogany library, Terrific home theater, Beautiful landscaped terrace w/ water fall !! Guest ste on main lvl, parking for 5 cars!! Perfect for embassy representation!! Steps to Vice presidents H.”

You can see a virtual tour here.

This 4 bed/3 full bath/2 half bath is going for $4,350,000.

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“Dear PoPville,

I took this picture yesterday right where the Glover-Archbold Trail crosses New Mexico Ave. That is no filter- the water is wine/blood red colored. It was like this prior to the storm yesterday and still is there today.

This spot must collect a lot of strange runoff because ever 2-3 weeks it gains some color. Sometimes faintly white and sometimes a faint blue/white, but this was so bright and shocking I had to take a picture.

I called the NPS and sent them the picture too. They say that they are going to contact DC govt folks and probably have to test the water.”

Good God that is disturbing. I’m guessing maybe that District Department of the Environment could look into it. Anyone else know who should look into this situation?